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Saturday, April 05, 2008

DILALLO AND BENJAMIN QUIT JWT SYDNEY FOR JOINT ECD GIG AT LEO BURNETT SYDNEY


Leo Burnett Sydney has snared ex Saatchi NZ creative team Andy DiLallo and Jay Benjamin from JWT Sydney as joint executive creative directors of the agency, replacing Mark Collis, who has headed to the ECD gig at Ogilvy Tokyo.
American born DiLallo and Benjamin (pictured, flanking Leo Burnett CEO Todd Sampson) were promoted to joint executive creative directors of JWT Sydney in August last year after joining as deputy CDs in December 2006 from senior positions at Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand. Before their NZ stint, the pair were brought out to Australia by Saatchi & Saatchi, Sydney in 2003, hired by then ECD David Nobay, who was their boss at Bozell, New York.
Benjamin and DiLallo are two of the top and most awarded creative directors in the country. They rank in the top 10 in the region and their work has been continually recognized at Cannes, One Show, D&AD, Clio, AWARD, Adfest and Young Guns. They were also big part of five Campaign Brief Agency of the Year titles during their five year stint at Saatchi’s both in Sydney and Auckland.
Says Mark Tutssel, Leo Burnett Worldwide Creative Director, who was in Sydney last month judging the Andy's: "Andy and Jay have a proven ability to generate big ideas time and time again. Their award winning work speaks for itself. With Todd Sampson we now have a dynamic, new, creative management team in place, with the talent to take full advantage of the infinite creative opportunities that face our industry."

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, this is NZ, we're too small minded to have any interest in this sorry. Can we slag off Karl some more? It's about all we're good at. Cheers.

8:18 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jay

2:42 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Photo call:

Wearing the creative uniform? Check.
Someone wearing grungy cap? Check.
Moody black background? Check.
Three guys standing there looking uncomfortable but trying to be cool? Check.

Cool. Got the right shot for the blog then. Just like everyone eles.

8:53 PM NZST

 

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